A Day in the Life of a Second Life Millinonaire & MORE!
Lyn pointed me to a BusinessWeek interview of Anshe Chung. (She’s based in Germany.) Here’s an excerpt I found particularly interesting:
“What do you do on a typical day?
I usually get up very early in morning, then get in touch with the sales team to finish transactions they prepared. After this is done and information is passed on to the billing department, I have to deal with many quality-control issues with the development teams. Then I also get in touch with Guni (my husband), who is managing our development team, discuss projects and the market situation of the day. I also spend a little too much time with media.”
And something that’s dear to many of our hearts:
“To what do you attribute your success?
One reason for my success here, I strongly believe, is that I am not only here for business. I am very deeply rooted in this world, like a real native person. Most people who just come here for money fail miserably. They are foreigners, act like foreigners, and lack deep understanding of this virtual country. Many of them are also lazybones who think you just need money to make more money. The truly successful people I know here all are deeply involved in life and society here too.”
Also, I did some digging around on the Anshe Chung Studios website and found this:
ACS – Xian Reloaded QiPao – Design by June.
Update: check out the recent Q&A between Anshe and Stephen Hutcheon at the Sydney Morning Herald’s smh.com. Of particular interest is how her studio in China will evolve given her ambitious scope:
who is flipping virtual land in her spare time is two- year-old
news. Together with my husband I have built a business with more
than 30 employees that not only offers realtor services, but
literally grows the Second Life world from within. Anshe Chung
Studios has become a full-scale development company that creates
new land, content, communities and experiences for both private and
corporate customers on virtual platform worlds 🙂
I like teaching, one of these favourites is hiring and training
more and more people to do amazing things with us. There is still
much to do in the Metaverse, that Second Life is such an exciting
part of. We have barely begun yet 🙂